Philadelphia Hiking Meetup Group Message Board › Heritage Festival this Sunday (Haverford Township Historical Society)
I wanted to let you know about this event: although not exactly a hike, we visited the new walking trail now being built along along Karakung Drive through this area on our April 29th Upper Cobbs Creek hike.
If my schedule allows, I will be spending the whole day at this.
Thanks as always for your interest!
Jed McKee, Organizer Philadelphia Hiking meetup Group
Haverford Township Historical Society
6th Annual Heritage Festival (2012)
First Sunday in June
June 3, 2012, 11 am to 4 pm
Along Karakung Drive near Nitre Hall
access via Route 100 (Norristown High-Speed Line, Beechwood/Brookline Station or Pennfield Station
There is history, music, food and drink and the Friends of Haverford Trails will have a table there as well. Nitre Hall is open for exploration and there are period reenactments like a blacksmith, colonial beer making, etc. See www.haverfordhistoricalsociety.org
Open House/Tours of Lawrence Cabin and Nitre Hall
Historical re-enactors and tours of historic sites;
Athletic Base Ball Club of Philadelphia team members with hands-on demos
Ned Hector, local Revolutionary War re-enactor and historian
Colonial candle making
*NEW* Civil War living historians, the 61st New York Volunteer Infantry
members of Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation and demos
Members of Newtown Square Historical Preservation Society playing as the "Newtown Squares"
Re-enactors from 1696 Thomas Massey House
*NEW* Real live PIRATES! Come see Pirates for Sail as they perform period music, period firearm demonstrations, general piracy and face painting!
PIRATES FOR SAIL
*NEW* Members of the Marcus Hook Preservation Society and Plankhouse Crew. Find out about our own local historical connection to notorious pirates like Blackbeard!
Antique Gun demonstrations
Colonial beer brewing demonstrations by noted Pennsylvania beer historian, Rich Wagner
*NEW* The Native American Alliance of Bucks County will have members on hand to give background information of Lenape Indians, the Passamaquoddy Indians, and general information about the tribes across the USA. Kids can learn how to make hoop sticks and beaded necklaces, as well as Native American face painting!
Children’s activities like pony rides, a scavenger hunt, corn husk dolls, Native American crafts, pirate face painting, Native American face painting, and a model train display;
Local non-profits on hand to share information and network;
Live music all day by local bands, pirates, as well as choral groups from the area;
Lower Stage Upper Stage
11:15 The Eclectics - local ska band! 11:00 Penn View Brass Band
12:15 Philly's Mid East Ensemble (with members of Barakka) w/ belly dancing 12:00 The Newtown Squares -
1:30 Broessler School of Irish Dance - Irish Dancing 1:00 Sofia Ryan/Issy Swantak
2:00 Bloody Catholics -local favorite playing the best of Irish folk rock and Americana 1:30 7th Heaven
2:00 Pirates for Sail - maritime, sea faring music!
3:00 The Unskunkables - Havertown's own favorite Dad band covering all time favorites 3:00